White Dog laid on the bed watching the last half of the Kurosawa movie, Ran. Thanks to Charlie, her Japanese Spitz blog friend, she knows a bit of the language so she ignored the subtitles. Each time a character excitedly shouted "yes" (hai) White Dog would also bark in affirmation. There were several words that started with a "cat" sound that caused White Dog to jump off the bed, run out to the deck and bark a warning to any lurking cats. In the end she agreed with the director that "men choose sorrow over happiness and prefer hell to heaven." Why is that she asked?